Monthly Archives: March 2012

End of a series, start of increased accountability

If you’re a video game fan, then you’ve likely heard about some controversy surrounding Edmonton’s own BioWare and its latest game, Mass Effect 3. I’m not going to spoil anything, but the ending of the game has—I’m not even going … Continue reading

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A Military Sentinel in Flight

I began my career as a communications professional in 2003 when I was working full-time with the Army Reserves.  One day, I was given the Public Affairs Officer (PAO) job as a secondary duty.  Since I was already quite busy with … Continue reading

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The Wildrose Party Bus

As you all have probably seen on the cover of newspapers like the Edmonton Journal, on celebrity gossip blogs like Dlisted and on Facebook pages like George Takei’s, Alberta’s Wildrose Party’s bus has been making a lot of headlines. Leader … Continue reading

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It needs more pizazz and a bit less gusto.

Of all of my guilty pleasures, there’s one that really stands out. It’s an inherently ridiculous concept, and the execution is sort of surreal when you actually sit down and pay attention to it. I’m talking about Celebrity Apprentice.

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An Expansion of a Lifetime

When it comes to waistlines, expansion is not always celebrated. But when it comes to Sarah Meffen, expansion is well worth celebrating! As director of corporate communications at Edmonton International Airport (EIA), Sarah celebrated an expansion of a lifetime.

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Remembering the Lesson of Alexandria

Have you heard of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault? It’s the underground Arctic repository containing back-up copies of the world’s food-crop seeds. It gives us somewhere we can go for help in case a global natural disaster breaks out or … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Social Media and the Paradigm Shift

Social media are revolutionizing the way people interact—not only with each other, but with businesses, organizations and cultural institutions. Social media allow consumers, through blogs, message boards and other user-generated content, to post and share their opinions and perceptions. Similarly, … Continue reading

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Red Pen Survivor

Meet Marlena Cross, Marketing and Communications Consultant with Retail and Campus Services at MacEwan University

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What Makes Kony 2012 News?

Unless you’re one of those people who doesn’t have a Facebook page or Twitter account—or unless you live under a rock, which today means more or less the same thing—I’m going to assume you’re familiar with the video below. If … Continue reading

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Guest post: After the Wave: The Communications Lessons of 3.11

This post was originally published in my personal blog Brush Talk on March 12, 2012. Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the worst calamity to befall Japan since World War II and the most powerful earthquake in the country’s recorded … Continue reading

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